Thursday, February 7, 2013

Valentine's Day Math

Mastery of mathematics even in its simplest form takes practice.  Children sometimes have difficulties spending extended amounts of time, or repeating some activities. Their developing brains are constantly searching for something new and exciting. Math based coloring pages are a colorful way to help keep children interested in the activity.

 For children learning to count simply fill in the shapes with numbers and assign a color to each number or the same color to several numbers, in this case the instructions were to color the numbers 1-3 Red, 4, 8 and 9 Purple, 5-7 and 10 Pink. After the children finish coloring the will find a picture of a heart incorporating shapes.

           For older children who need more of a challenge, using squares keeps them from knowing the shape before they start. The square design also appeals to the recent 8-bit video game fad. The children can color the squares with the color that corresponds to the correct answers. The design is revealed only after they have completed the worksheet. And the squares can be filled with any type of equation. 

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Appropriate for 5’s and up. Math, Literacy, Small Motor

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